Coronavirus: Crowds rally in Santa Clarita heat to urge end to Safer at Home rules

Gathering on both sides of a sun-scored intersection as temperatures inched into the 90s, at least 200 people called for the end to Safer at Home orders during a rally on Tuesday, May 5 that organizers dubbed “Reopen Santa Clarita.” People hold signs during an Open Santa Clarita rally in Santa Clarita, May 5, 2020. The rally was held to protest the continued closure of businesses because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Greg Wolf holds a sig...
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ESPN analyst predicts Bears will be among NFL's worst teams in 2020

One ESPN analyst thinks the Chicago Bears regression under Matt Nagy will be even worse in 2020.
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Jadeveon Clowney says he’s ready to go after surgery, still open to Seattle return

Jadeveon Clowney remains one of the biggest names still available on the free agent market. The former Seattle Seahawks defensive end had surgery on a core muscle injury after the season and hasn't been able to find a landing spot that's felt right despite it being nearly two months into the free agency process. Part [more]
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Where could Aaron Rodgers play in 2021, if not Green Bay?

Many believe that, because of his contract and cap charges, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will spend at least two more years in Green Bay. As recently explained, however, the Packers would save nearly $4.8 million in cap space and $22 million in cash by trading Rodgers after the 2020 season. So if the Packers trade [more]
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Will MLB really start July 1? The Plouffe is out there

Like so many other things seem to be these days, this isn't so much a question of true or false as much as how much you want to believe that it's true.
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With access to homes deemed a pandemic-era risk, special-needs parents grapple with respite care services

Respite care gives parents with special needs children a chance to take a break. It’s an important service that the regional centers throughout California coordinate through agencies to provide parents with support to supervise their children for a few hours a week. It gives parents a chance to go grocery shopping, run errands, spend time with their other children, have lunch or grab a cup of coffee with a friend or take a nap. Preston Lingbloom, 19, is a student at Valencia High School and ...
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Remote learning is that much harder for LA County special education students

Since California announced the closure of public schools more than a month ago, the process of moving to remote learning has been vexing for both parents and educators –  but particularly those of children with disabilities. Despite the threat of litigation and the myriad challenges of translating special education services to virtual platforms, many Los Angeles County school districts have carried on implementing distance learning for all students. “To not provide any education because we’re wo...
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With campuses closed, regional centers strive to keep therapy and services for special-needs students on track

With the COVID-19 pandemic closing schools campuses and virtual learning in place, some special-needs students and students with learning disabilities in Southern California are losing crucial services and programs that are offered by school districts and service providers. Students can require such help as speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavioral therapy and community integration. Even programs that continue amid the outbreak are often missing a vital component of thei...
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‘We’re already isolated as it is’: With in-person contact on hold, support for special-needs parents faces challenges amid pandemic

Christine Ruiz started a support group for parents of special needs children years ago. They used to meet at Mimi’s Cafe in Valencia. Ruiz has three sons, two are in special day classes in the William S. Hart School District in Santa Clarita. The support group she started grew quickly. They had to move to the Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church to make room for the parents who were seeking support, guidance and advice in regard to their special needs children. Preston Lingbloom, 19, live...
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West Ranch track standout Solomon Strader looks to the future after stalled senior year

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. Solomon Strader likens his high school track and field career to a Rolling Stones song. “You can’t always get what you want,” Strader, a senior at West Ranch High said. “I think that wraps up my high school experience.” Although Strader didn’t have the smoothest high school career between transfers and coaching changes, he worked his way to a University of Miami commitment and inched closer to his Olympic ...
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Big L.A. law firms, legal-aid groups mobilize to help Angelenos for free, Garcetti says

An coalition of volunteer lawyers have come together to aid Angelenos through their legal troubles during the novel coronavirus, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday. Major law firms, bar associations and legal aid organizations will provide pro bono help to Los Angeles city residents “who are facing hardships caused by COVID-19,” under a new initiative known as LA Represents, Garcetti said. Renters facing trouble with their living situation, victims of domestic violence, and low-income ...
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NCAA moves to NET rankings starting with 2020-2021 Division I women’s basketball season

Starting with the 2020-2021 season, the NCAA Division I Women’s basketball Committee will use the NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET) in replacement of the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) as its main sorting tool to better evaluate teams during the selection and seeding process of the Women’s Basketball NCAA Tournament. “A tool like this, that really emphasizes how you play the game, the efficiency, the fundamentals. … I think all these things are trying to showcase the incredible product that we have,” U...
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Craig Hodges blasts Michael Jordan for discussing 'traveling cocaine circus' on 'The Last Dance'

Jordan's former Bulls teammate had some issues with the handling of "The Last Dance."
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Dolphins announce numbers for 2020 rookie class

The long wait is finally over. The 2020 NFL Draft wrapped up nearly two weeks ago and in the time that has passed since, the Dolphins have been oddly mum on what numbers their rookies will be scheduled to wear this upcoming season. The main
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The basketball giant notably missing from MJ doc

You simply can't write the history of basketball, let alone the history of the business of sports, without Sonny Vaccaro. He took risks and completely changed the landscape.
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Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa selects jersey number

The Miami Dolphins have given rookie quarterback Tau Tagovailoa, who was selected fifth overall in the 2020 NFL draft, the No. 1 to wear in the coming seasons.
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California doesn’t need quick re-opening. It requires rebuilt confidence

A man on a scooter rides past a side that says You Can???t Quarantine Love in Santa Monica on Thursday, April 30, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) People wearing mask due to the Coronavirus Pandemic walk past the Hayworth as the marquee reads Home is Where the Quarantine is along Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Lawren Heinz prepares s...
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Businesses wait in wings as LA County, City cautiously plot gradual reopening

Tony Jacobs has this vision for when his Sideshow Books store re-opens in Los Angeles, after weeks of pandemic-induced closed doors. He’s calling it “Sideshow Book Orgy.” A huge pile of books would sit next to refreshments and pizza awaiting his customers. Everybody’s wearing gloves and masks, and they’d take the books and put them on the shelves of their proper section in his 2,700-square-foot La Cienega Boulevard store. Some day. But it still may be a ways off. Tony Jacobs at his Sideshow ...
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Tua Tagovailoa number set as Dolphins release updated jersey numbers

Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images It has been almost two weeks since the 2020 NFL draft, and fans have been waiting patiently for the team to announce their jersey numbers for the upcoming season. Well, fans don't have
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Michigan guard Cole Bajema enters transfer portal

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan guard Cole Bajema has entered the transfer portal.
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Raiders hope retooled secondary will result in vastly improved play

After a series of free-agent pickups and draft picks, the Raiders head into 2020 with a secondary that they hope is better equipped to deal with opposing passing attacks.
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L.A. County to open cooling centers in wake of heat wave

Los Angeles County will open eight cooling centers around the area to give residents who need it a place to escape the area’s second major heat wave of the year. The centers will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and they will “operate in compliance with physical distancing and other safety criteria” due to the coronavirus pandemic. Related Articles Disney rolls out post-COVID-19 plan for reopening Shanghai Disneyland theme park L...
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Disney rolls out post-COVID-19 plan for reopening Shanghai Disneyland theme park

A plan for reopening Shanghai Disneyland next week that includes face masks, temperature checks, reduced attendance, social distancing and constant sanitization offers a glimpse of what visitors can expect when Disneyland reopens following the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney laid out a health and safety plan for the reopening of the Shanghai Disneyland theme park on Monday, May 11, following a more than three-month closure of the park due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Shanghai Disneyland resort had pr...
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MLS to allow voluntary individual training at club facilities

Major League Soccer will allow players to begin the use of outdoor team facilities for individual workouts, today. All individual workouts are voluntary and may not be in conflict with local public health official or government policies. MLS announced its first ban on using training March 12. The current moratorium on small group of team training is in place until May 15. The league has already suspended games through June 8. Under the new plan, teams have to submit a specific plan before player...
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Tua Tagovailoa picks his Dolphins jersey number since No. 13 is not an option

No. 13 was not an option for the Dolphins' rookie quarterback.
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Gophers pitcher Max Meyer has the right stuff to keep his MLB draft stock rising

Max Meyer, a junior from Woodbury whose fastball has reached 100 miles per hour for the Gophers, could be the state's highest draft choice since Joe Mauer in 2001.
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Jersey numbers announced for Dolphins rookies and newcomers.

Miami Dolphins chairman of the board and managing partner Stephen M. Ross and Head Coach Brian Flores in the Miami Dolphins war room for the 2019 NFL Draft in Davie, FL on April 25th, 2019. (Peter McMahon/Miami Dolphins) news Dolphins Offs
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Why Mike Tomlin didn't need a traditional draft process to pick Maryland's McFarland, Brooks

The Steelers coach appeared on Late Night With Locks and spoke about his new rookies.
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Giants claim QB Rush off waivers from Cowboys

Jason Garrett, the New York Giants' new offensive coordinator, added a familiar face to his unit on Tuesday. The Giants claimed Cooper Rush off waivers from the Cowboys, with the backup quarterback joining his former Dallas head coach. On Monday, the Cowboys waived Rush when they officially signed Andy Dalton to serve as Dak Prescott's backup.
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Michael Jordan on the Mavericks? Mark Cuban tried to make it happen

The thought of Michael Jordan joining young Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash in Dallas leads to fascinating what-ifs.
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